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Apache Maven Release Plugin Version 2.5.2 Released

The Apache Maven team is pleased to announce the release of the Apache Maven Release Plugin, version 2.5.2.

This plugin is used to release a project with Maven, saving a lot of repetitive, manual work. Releasing a project is made in two steps: prepare and perform.

You should specify the version in your project’s plugin configuration:


Release Notes – Maven Release Plugin – Version 2.5.2


  • MRELEASE-555 – update versions does not update intermodule dependencies
  • MRELEASE-611 – The update-versions goal fails when project is not at a SNAPSHOT version
  • MRELEASE-834 – release:prepare fails when a system property starting with dependency is given
  • MRELEASE-871 – Release Tag wrongly created when invoked pom.xml path contains a ‘.’
  • MRELEASE-879 – Custom toolchain configuration is not passed to forked Maven executions
  • MRELEASE-892 – -Darguments doesn’t allow -B to be passed to underlying maven executions
  • MRELEASE-902 – release:prepare fails on Windows since Maven-3.3.x


  • MRELEASE-552 – Add useEditMode option to release:update-versions
  • MRELEASE-874 – Improve doc about specifying version of plugin could sometimes be required on command-line

New Feature:

  • MRELEASE-901 – Goal stage should take parameter localCheckout as well.



-The Apache Maven team